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The Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, thought of “inopportune” Emmanuel Macron's proposal to the Soulèvements de la Terre collective to take part within the main debate he’s organizing on the way forward for the sector, Saturday, on the Salon de l'Earth. agriculture. The majority agricultural union, the FNSEA, has for its half already introduced its refusal to take part, regardless of the cancellation of the collective's invitation. Follow our reside stream.

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  • 9:41 a.m.: the president of the Salon de l’agriculture expects “manly” exchanges with Macron

The president of the Salon de l'agriculture, Jean-Luc Poulain, expects “virile” exchanges on Saturday throughout Emmanuel Macron's unsure inaugural go to, with the boss of the bulk union FNSEA refusing to take part within the debate organized by the Élysée.

“It's going to be a show of explanations, a show that could be a little manly – we can be manly but correct – because the agricultural world immediately needs precise answers on 'What do we do, when?'”, he advised AFP.

  • 9:24 a.m.: the invitation to the Earth Uprisings was “inopportune”, choose Marc Fesneau

The Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, deemed Emmanuel Macron's proposal to the Soulèvements de la Terre collective to take part within the main debate he’s organizing on the way forward for agriculture on Saturday “inappropriate”.

“I consider that it was an invitation which was inappropriate given the context,” reacted the minister on TF1. The Earth Uprisings represent “a collective whose model of expression is rather the Molotov cocktail”, he judged, “So we do not discuss with these people”.

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  • 9:05 a.m.: the manager “understood nothing” concerning the “problems” of farmers, accuses the president of the FNSEA

The president of the FNSEA, Arnaud Rousseau, confirmed that he wouldn’t take part within the debate on the Agricultural Show organized by Emmanuel Macron, judging that his invitation to the Earth Uprisings confirmed that he had “understood nothing about the problems” of farmers.

“It sends the image back to farmers that ultimately nothing has been understood about their problems,” he stated throughout an interview on BFM TV/RMC. “I will not be the actor in something that I consider particularly cynical and which does not allow dialogue in good conditions.”

  • 8:45 a.m.: a snail’s operation on the Paris ring street

Snail operation by farmers this morning on the Paris ring street.

  • 3:50 a.m.: earlier than the opening of the Agricultural Show, first hiccup across the debate desired by Emmanuel Macron

Under stress from farmers, nonetheless unhappy by the guarantees and actions of the federal government, Emmanuel Macron is getting ready to go to the Agricultural Show in a tense local weather, Saturday, after having wished to ask the Uprisings of the Earth to a serious debate with the agricultural world, arousing the anger of the unions.

“The invitation by the PR (President of the Republic, Editor's note) to the #SIA of a small group whose dissolution was requested by its own government is an unacceptable provocation for farmers. I had agreed to participate in a debate. In these conditions, I refuse to take part in what will only be a charade,” declared the boss of the primary agricultural union, Arnaud Rousseau, on X Thursday night. He has was shortly joined by his counterpart from the Young Farmers, Arnaud Gaillot.

The backpedaling was initiated by the Élysée an hour later with the announcement that the collective, as soon as described as “eco-terrorist” by Gérald Darmanin, was lastly not invited “to guarantee the serenity of the debates”.

But the injury was performed and the opposition sharply criticized the manager's selection.

At the tip of the afternoon, the Élysée introduced its intention to prepare a debate, an unprecedented format for the go to of a head of state to the Agricultural Show (which is to happen from February 24 to March 3), between Emmanuel Macron and “all stakeholders in the agricultural world”.

With AFP